The Scientific World Journal

Recent Advancements in Soft Computing and its Application


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1Département Génie Electrique, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France

2School of Computer Science Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea

3Department of Electrical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India

4Key Laboratory of Intelligent Perception and Image, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, China


Recent Advancements in Soft Computing and its Application

Description

In the recent past, soft computing (SC) techniques are applied to complex and computationally intensive problems that have customarily proved intractable for conventional mathematical methods. Because of its proven strength in treating imprecise information and discovering novel solutions to hard problems, SC is still a topic of interest amongst researchers in various fields of science and engineering. Some popular SC paradigms include fuzzy computing, neural computing, evolutionary computing, and probabilistic reasoning. In general, SC intends to generate computing mechanisms that demonstrate useful properties, that is, formulating inference with vague and/or ambiguous data, adapting to dynamic environments, learning from noisy and/or incomplete information, and reasoning with uncertainties.

Application of SC to real-world problems is, however, complicated, as it associates several key issues (i.e., learning models, knowledge representation, evaluation criteria, etc.) requiring crucial options among several approaches proposed so far in this domain. Further, results and lessons learnt from the application of SC to real-world problems are of major significance for methodological research with the intention of refining the existing methods or devising new techniques.

The overall aim of this special issue is to compile the latest research and development, up-to-date issues, and challenges in the field of SC. Proposed submissions should be original, unpublished, and present novel in-depth fundamental research contributions either from a methodological perspective or from an application point of view. In particular, parallel and hybrid SC approaches and state-of-the-art reviews will also be entertained. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectural design and development of new approaches combining fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computation, and other recent computational intelligence methods in the SC paradigm
  • Comparative theoretical and empirical studies on SC techniques, with validation through convincing computational experiments, performance measures, and convergence proof
  • Application of SC techniques (e.g., big data, smart systems, semantic web, sustainable development, cloud computing, dynamic processes, and other domains in science and engineering)

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/tswj/computer.science/soft/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 734957
  • - Research Article

Benchmarking RCGAu on the Noiseless BBOB Testbed

Babatunde A. Sawyerr | Aderemi O. Adewumi | M. Montaz Ali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 704587
  • - Research Article

From Determinism and Probability to Chaos: Chaotic Evolution towards Philosophy and Methodology of Chaotic Optimization

Yan Pei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 903624
  • - Research Article

Reverse Engineering of Free-Form Surface Based on the Closed-Loop Theory

Xue Ming He | Jun Fei He | ... | Xiao Gang Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 148010
  • - Review Article

State of the Art of Fuzzy Methods for Gene Regulatory Networks Inference

Tuqyah Abdullah Al Qazlan | Aboubekeur Hamdi-Cherif | Chafia Kara-Mohamed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 680681
  • - Research Article

Enhancing the Selection of Backoff Interval Using Fuzzy Logic over Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Radha Ranganathan | Kathiravan Kannan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 475806
  • - Research Article

A Double Herd Krill Based Algorithm for Location Area Optimization in Mobile Wireless Cellular Network

F. Vincylloyd | B. Anand
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 840305
  • - Research Article

A Partition-Based Active Contour Model Incorporating Local Information for Image Segmentation

Jiao Shi | Jiaji Wu | ... | Maoguo Gong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 468405
  • - Research Article

A Procedure for Extending Input Selection Algorithms to Low Quality Data in Modelling Problems with Application to the Automatic Grading of Uploaded Assignments

José Otero | Ana Palacios | ... | Luciano Sánchez
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